Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tennesee Waltz - Finished!

I've had this quilt on my to-do list for over three years, when my mother and I saw it on "Simply Quilts." I bought the fabric and the Tri-Recs rulers last summer...and yet it still took another year to get it made.
I'm so glad I finally did it! I love the way the blocks flow. it's such a simple quilt with a lot of visual impact.
Red: Bonnie Blue Basics by Paula Barnes (Marcus)
Blue: Itsy Bits by Renee Nanneman (Andover)
Dark Neutral: Prairie Paisley by Minick & Simpson (Moda)
Light Neutral: Essentials (Wilmington Prints)
Binding: Tribute by American Valor
Paula quilted it with an all-over pattern, which shows up very well on the neutral flannel back.
I did the binding with some red piping. I prefer machine stitching binding this way - I think it looks nicer than top stitching. And it's definitely faster than hand sewing!

It measures 70" square and is off to Virginia for my mother's 60th birthday - and I'm accompanying it!

See more finishes at Can I Get a Whoop-Whoop!


  1. Very pretty. You very much deserve a Whoop Whoop!

  2. Absolutely beautiful - love the piping binding.

  3. This is a beautiful quilt and will mean more to you since it took so long ! that's what I tell myself , anyway !!!

  4. Whoop whoop! I love this pattern and you did such an awesome job on it.

  5. This is a gorgeous quilt. I almost looks like a wedding ring quilt. Very well done!

  6. Gorgeous gorgeous quilt! Enjoy your trip and wish your mom happy birthday for me! Whoop whoop!!

  7. Oh wow, I love that quilt. I have the pattern jotted in my notebook as one of those illusion quilts I have always wanted to do. Yours looks great. And the piping is theperfect touch. I've not done piping before, but I have added a flange to a few quilts (think piping without the cord inside) and that kind of detail can really add a little pop. Congrats on the finish.

  8. So beautiful - what a lovely birthday present for your mom. I really like the binding with piping (never seen this before - interested in finding out more about this)